The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has laid to rest, the rumor that he had ordered for the people of Igbo, residing in Oyigbo Local Government Area to be killed, describing it as political falsehood
He reiterated that the curfew had been imposed in that part of the state to restore some sort of sanity and calmness after buildings and policemen, including the Indegenous Peoples Organisations of Biafra (IPOB) were destroyed and killed
He described the rumour that igbos were being killed as a distraction from the actual happenings of IPOB members in Oyigbo, which, in his words were quite despicable
“I know that this is not the first time, IPOB has used Oyigbo as launching ground. The security agencies are aware. IPOB added a new dimension this time. They killed 6 Army Officers and burnt one. They killed four Police Officers. They destroyed all the Police Stations and Court Buildings. What offense did we commit as a state?
“I imposed curfew to restore calm. I proscribed IPOB activities anywhere in the state. Don’t forget that the Federal Government had declared them a terrorist group. It is not the entire Igbos that believes in IPOB activities.
“So, it’s not true that I order the military to kill Igbos in Oyigbo. When did I become a friend to the military? So what about the Igbos living elsewhere in the state are they also being killed?”
The Governor lamented over IPOB’s effrontery to rename a local government in the state and hoist its flag in a public school in Komkom Town